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Jason Pitsch

G-Steel with new Layered Carbon Bezel

Jason Pitsch

November 24, 2017

Casio recently made a really cool addition to they G-Steel line of G-Shock watches: the G-Steel GSTB100X-1A. Boasting an all-new layered carbon bezel this steel cased watch has a distinctive high-tech look without sacrificing durability and shock resistance. The crystal is a flat sapphire that is very clear, providing excellent visibility, as well as scratch resistant compared to the plexiglass or mineral crystals used on lower priced models.

In addition to the normal timekeeping functions that are shown with analog hands, this Japanese quartz watch is equipped with a Bluetooth function that allows you to connect to your smartphone at the press of a button and acquire the time from the same internet time server that calibrates your phone. This results in ultra-accurate and easy to set timekeeping.

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Other functions include “Tough Solar” which charges the watch battery with sunlight, an LED to illuminate the dial even in total darkness, and a second dial that allows you to track two time zones simultaneously.

There are, of course, a myriad of functions that you would expect such as a daily alarm, countdown timer, battery level indicator, full auto calendar good until 2099 with day/date indications, and a stopwatch. Water-resistance is 200 meters.

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One of the coolest features is the strap which is screwed directly to the case and has a ratcheting feature that allows it to be articulated so as to sit very comfortably on a wide variety of wrists despite its significant bulk at 53.8 mm in diameter. The retail price is $700.

Learn more at G-Steel.

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